Fair Lawn’s Radburn Players will hold auditions for its spring show, the hilarious gangster comedy Breaking Legs, at 7:30 pm on January 30 and 31 at the Radburn Association Grange Hall, 29-20 Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn. The cast of characters includes five men and one woman in their mid-20s to mid-40s. Readings will be assigned from the script; no accents needed! The show will run from May 3 to May 11, 2013.
Written by Tom Dulack and directed by Nick Thomas, Breaking Legs occurs in a restaurant owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter's former college professor arrives to ask for financial backing for a play he's written about a murder, the fun begins. The three main gangsters are intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright, who is delighted to have the family's support. His bubble is burst when he discovers, through the "accidental" death by train of a lesser thug, that his backers are dangerous criminals. In this madcap situation, murder and menace are served up with plenty of pasta and laughter. More information on characters can be found at www.radburnplayers.com.
The Radburn Players also will host its winter open meeting on February 2 at 8pm at the Grange, featuring scenes from Parallel Lives by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. In this skit, titled “Las Hermanas,” Madeline and Sylvia have been best friends for 43-1/2 years, and they are about to watch a performance art piece for their Women's Studies class at a local college. Hilarity ensues as the two women chat up a restaurant hostess and their college professor, while learning about the expansion of consciousness of women and the meaning of love. It all culminates into an overly-enthusiastic, rollicking performance art piece titled "Woman Sister Woman", where artists Holly and Molly explore the concept of what it means to be a "mother goddess".This event is free and open to the public with complementary food and drink.
Founded in 1930, The Radburn Players is one of the oldest continually operating theater groups in New Jersey. For show and possible storm cancellation information, call (201) 873-5570 or visit www.radburnplayers.com.